Last night I was reminded by e-mail that the deadline for registering for Autumn Lib Dem Conference in Brighton at the cheapest rate runs out at midnight tonight. Seriously, it’s cheap if you do it now, so don’t bother reading the rest of this post right now – go ahead and do it here. It is literally the most fun you could ever have with or without clothes. It’s wild, intense, it’s like a family reunion, there is just everything to love about it. I missed it for 13 years and now I’m back. You can even hear Tim Farron sing the same song and Paddy Ashdown tell the same joke every single year. All this and you get to make policy for the leadership
to ignore if they feel like it to shape our party’s future.
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A bit of me is disappointed though. I wanted to see what would have happened if I’d been turned down. Would the Three Wise Men, Farron, Wiseman and Gordon, have let me in? Would you lot have run a campaign to get me admitted? Or would I just have had to stay at home and watch it on the telly, crying into my chardonnay?
The accreditation controversy is not over yet, not by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m looking forward to lots of fun in Brighton, but also lots of intelligent, passionate and reasoned debate about where our party should be going. 2015 will be upon us before we know it and we’d better be prepared. If you’re a party member, come and join in and be part of that. Them in the Bubble need to listen to and take note of the party grassroots – and we need to listen to them too and try to grab their ankles and gently pull them back to reality when they need it. Conference is where we do that and we need you there. Don’t forget the cheap rate ends at midnight.